Perhaps the neatest thing about Peter Bro’s brunch is that even though everything on the menu is made with breakfasty ingredients, you could easily mistake the dishes as dinner entrees—which puts them in their own unique category. The rotating ingredients sandwiched between the lefse (Norwegian potato crêpes) are meaty and cheesy, and the whole lot is topped with pair of sunny side up eggs and something savory, like Broder’s homemade curried ketchup. And the förlorade ägg (Swedish for lost eggs) is a cast-iron skillet full of spinach, shaved ham and a pair of runny-yolked eggs baked into a buttery, heavy cream sauce, all hidden beneath a crust of panko and a crispy, delicately baked parmesan skin. Of course, you should also order some aebleskivers (Dutch pancakes) because, well, there’s nothing wrong with a half-dozen snooker cue ball-sized rolls of fried bread. In fact, everything is right about them. But before you do anything, ask for a Dutch Mary (an aquavit bloody with a pickled salad and a celery-salt-and-pepper rim). Brunch is served daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Should there be a line, remember that those eggy brunch dishes make a nice late lunch too.

Café Broder, 2508 SE Clinton St., 503.736.3333

 

Aebleskivers (Danish pancakes) served with housemade lemon curd, lingonberry jam, syrup, or housemade applesauce
Aebleskivers (Danish pancakes) served with housemade lemon curd, lingonberry jam, syrup, or housemade applesauce

Lefse (Norwegian potato crêpes) topped topped with a pair of sunny side up eggs and something savory, like Broder’s homemade curried ketchup
Lefse (Norwegian potato crêpes) topped topped with a pair of sunny side up eggs and something savory, like Broder’s homemade curried ketchup

Förlorade ägg (Swedish for lost eggs) is a cast-iron skillet full of spinach, shaved ham and a pair of runny-yolked eggs baked into a buttery, heavy cream sauce, all hidden beneath a crust of panko and a crispy, delicately baked parmesan skin
Förlorade ägg (Swedish for lost eggs) is a cast-iron skillet full of spinach, shaved ham and a pair of runny-yolked eggs baked into a buttery, heavy cream sauce, all hidden beneath a crust of panko and a crispy, delicately baked parmesan skin

Try a Dutch Mary, an aquavit bloody with a pickled salad and a celery-salt-and-pepper rim
Try a Dutch Mary, an aquavit bloody with a pickled salad and a celery-salt-and-pepper rim